Rambling About Cars by Motor1.com

40 Episodes

By: Rambling About Cars by Motor1.com

Listen to hear Christopher Bruce, Chris Smith and the Motor1 (https://www.motor1.com) team talk about everything automotive: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more.

BMW XM, Ram HD Rebel, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado HD
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It’s truck week with the new Ford Super Duty, updated Chevrolet Silverado HD, and 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel debuting at nearly the same time. BMW unveiled the powerful XM SUV, its first standalone M model since the M1. A facelifted BMW Z4 also arrived, and Bentley revealed an updated Bentayga Hybrid with more power and electric range.

Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance and Automotive Horror Movies

We kick off the show by checking out the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance. We also take a look at the Dodge Challenger SRT Black Ghost. The Chrysler 300C sold out quickly, and Renntech built a Mercedes S-Class restomod. We end the show by checking out automotive-themed horror movies like Christine, Maximum Overdrive, The Wraith, and more.

2024 Ford Mustang, 2023 Ferrari Purosangue, 2022 Detroit Auto Show

The seventh-generation Ford Mustang is revealed, including a Mustang Dark Horse model. The Ferrari Purosange debuted, but with a 715-horsepower V12 and rear-biased weight distribution, it’s unlike any other super SUV. Several special editions debuted for the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, including a new Chrysler 300C and a pair of Jeeps. We also cover the updated Lincoln Corsair, the Dodge Charger King Daytona, and the Pagani Utopia hypercar.

Jeep 4xe Day Debuts, Chevy Equinox EV and GR Corolla Price

The first half of this week's Rambling About Cars is full of EVs. We check out the Equinox EV, Jeep Recon, Jeep Wagoneer S, and Jeep Avenger. Then, we look into a mystery from Chrysler, the price of the GR Corolla, and the Dodge Charger and Challenger Scat Pack Swinger.

Honda Civic Type R, Dodge Charger Super Bee, Mustang Stampede, Cool Car Movies

Honda released more information on the Civic Type R, including
horsepower. Dodge announced its second "Last Call" model as the Charger
Super Bee. Ford is planning a special event for Mustang owners leading
up to the big next-gen debut in Detroit. And we talk about cool car
movies to watch over Labor Day weekend.

Monterey Car Week Experience

 Motor1.com editors Brett T. Evans and Jeff Perez join us to discuss their experience as first-time attendees to the events during Monterey Car Week, including the Quail, the Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. We discuss debuts during the week like the Koenigsegg CC850, Bugatti Mistral, Lamborghini Urus Performante, Rimac Nevera, and Lucid Air Saphhire. Plus, Jeff gives his impressions of driving the Nevera. And, we talk about the general vibe during the week. 

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV, Dodge Hornet, Porsche 911 GT3 RS

 Big news from Dodge includes the debut of the brand’s first electrified vehicle, the Dodge Hornet. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept previews the all-electric future, but the Hellcat V8 gets one last dance with the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS also debuted this week, and we spend some time sharing listener comments from previous episodes.

Pebble Beach Preview, 2023 GMC Canyon

The show kicks off with a look at the teasers for the debuts at this year's Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours. Vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, and a whole lot more are on the way. Then, we check out the 2023 GMC Canyon, including the rugged, new AT4X trim. Sticking with trucks, there's a discussion of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning's increased price. We end the show by checking out the 2023 Nissan Z configurator and build our ideal, buget-minded version of the sports coupe. 

The Best New Cars Of 2022 So Far

The Acura NSX Type S, Polestar 2, Mercedes-Benz EQXX, and Porsche 718 Boxster are some of the cars featured in this special podcast. A panel of Motor1.com editors join Bruce and Smith for a mid-year review of new vehicles that have made a lasting impression.

2023 Chevy Colorado; Cross-Country Motorcycle Road Trip

 Jason Marker from RideApart joins us this week to tell his story of riding a Ural motorcycle from Oregon to Michigan. Plus, we dig into the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. 

Honda Civic Type R, Toyota Crown, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Lucid Air

Several major vehicle debuts are up for discussion, including the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, 2023 Toyota Crown, and 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. Hyundai unveiled two stunning concepts, the Ioniq 6-based RN22e and N Vision 74. Motor1.com Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma recently drove the Lucid Air Grand Touring; he joins the discussion to share his memorable experience. Director of Video Clint Simone also joins as a special guest.

2023 Honda CR-V, 80s/90s Cars with Brad Hansen

Brad Hansen is an '80s and '90s car aficionado, including daily driving a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette. We kick things off with some news, like the 2023 Honda CR-V debuting and the latest teaser for the new Civic Type R. Then, it's time for a deep (and nerdy) dive into the automobiles from the Radwood era. We finish with an '80s-themed cheap car challenge.

$500K Cadillac Escalade-V, Kenworth Camper, Musou Black Porsche 911

The first production Cadillac Escalade-V brings $500,000 for a college in Detroit, but at Chevrolet, the Corvette Z06 NFT failed to sell. A Porsche 911 gets the world’s blackest paint job that absorbs nearly all light, and we check out a crazy custom Kenworth truck converted into a camper thanks to an Airstream trailer mounted on the back.

Experiencing The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Jeff Perez is our guest to talk about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Then, we check out the Hyundai Ioniq 6's styling. Finally, there's a cheap car challenge.

Goodwood FoS, BMW M3 Touring, Road Trip Adventure

The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed is up and running, and numerous new vehicles like the BMW M3 Touring are making a public debut at the historic event. We run down the major debuts for the festival, including the Prodrive P25, Ford SuperVan, Polestar 5, numerous Bentleys, Porsches, and more. Smith is back and shares road trip stories from his recent 2,500-mile trip.

Modern Supercars And The Ford Heritage Vault

Ted Ryan from the Ford archives joins us for the first half of the show to tell us about the newly launched Ford Heritage Vault. It's a place to dig into the history of the automaker with over 5,000 images and scanned brochures. Seyth Miersma and Brett T. Evans are also on the show. For the second half of the show, we discuss the latest supercars and hypercars like the McLaren Artura, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Mercedes-AMG One, and the upcoming Pagani C10.

2023 Honda HR-V, Ram TRX Sandblast Edition

The 2023 Honda HR-V debuted, slightly larger than its predecessor with considerable influence from the Civic. We take a close look at the SUV inside and out, then pivot to the Ram TRX Sandblast Edition with its appearance upgrades. Discussion also includes the Buick Electra-X concept, Apple’s next-generation CarPlay system, BMW’s hybrid LMDh race car, and we wrap with a front-wheel-drive cheap car challenge.

Mercedes-AMG One and many more debuts

There are so many debuts this week. We check out the Mercedes-AMG One, Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition, Buick Wildcat concept, Lexus RX, BMW X1, and DeLorean Alpha5.

Tire Rack Stories With Matt Edmonds, Maserati MC20 Cielo

From SCCA involvement to autocrossing, tire testing, and driver education programs, Tire Rack has long been a resource for drivers and auto enthusiasts. Executive Vice President Matt Edmonds shares industry insight, cool stories, and more in this special episode that also includes a look at the new Maserati MC20 Cielo convertible.

Maserati MC20 Cielo:

Tire Rack:

Tire Rack Street Survival

Extreme Car Detailing with AMMO NYC

Larry Kosilla from AMMO NYC is this week's guest. He is an expert at car detailing and shares some fantastic stories with us, including the worst vehicle he ever cleaned. He also offers some tips about what to use to clean your car better.

Range Rover Sport, Cadillac Escalade-V, Scout Returns

The Range Rover Sport and Cadillac Escalade-V debuted this week, offering big power for these luxury SUVs.  Rapper will.i.am debuted a Mercedes mashup between the AMG-GT 4-door and G63. VW announced a reboot of the Scout brand in the United States, and we take a short look at the International Scout’s history.

Automotive Photography with Michael Shaffer

The amazing automotive photographer Michael Shaffer regales us with tales about his career in automotive photography. From snapping Subarus in Patagonia to shooting Ferraris at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, he has some amazing stories. Plus, Shaffer offers some tips about how to take better pictures of your car.

Porsche 911 Sport Classic, Mercedes-AMG C43 Debuts

New performance cars debuted this week, including the 543-horsepower Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the Mercedes-AMG C 43. A future electrified Corvette was finally confirmed by GM President Mark Reuss, and Nissan released pricing info for the new Z in Japan. And with summer around the corner, now is the perfect time for an open-roof cheap car challenge featuring convertibles and t-tops.

New York Auto Show Debuts and an Off-Road Drag Race

Motor1.com Editor-in-Chief Seyth Miersma and Managing Editor Brandon Turkus join us to go through the debuts at the New York International Auto Show, including an extended conversation about the new BMW 7 Series and i7. Then, Turkus tells us about his trip to a dry lake bed in California to drag race a Jeep 392 against a Land Rover Defender V8 and a Mercedes-AMG G63 with other Motor1.com editors behind the wheel of them.

BMW X7 At New York Auto Show, Tire Talk

Jonathan Benson from Tyrereviews.com returns to talk tires, notably his recent test of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5. He shares his thoughts with Bruce and Smith on the refreshed BMW X7 at the 2022 New York Auto Show,  and the trio considers a Toyota GR Corolla / Subaru conspiracy theory submitted by a podcast listener.

Toyota GR Corolla Finally Here!

We discuss the concepts coming to the Jeep Easter Safari and the new Mercedes-AMG SL43. The entire second half is dedicated to the Toyota GR Corolla. It's just so cool for Toyota to have a proper hot hatch in the US again.

Jumping Subarus, Weird Race Cars, RVing With Rockstars

It’s time for awesome car stories in this special RAC episode, featuring four returning guests. John Fyre and Alanis King join Motor1.com’s Seyth Miersma and John Neff to share amusing and interesting auto-themed adventures. From obscure race cars to celebrity encounters, media drives gone bad and more, get ready to laugh and possibly cry in this epic automotive ramble.

Ferrari Purosangue Teased and Maserati Grecale Debuts

Bruce talks about visiting the Honda HALO wind tunnel. We check out the latest teaser for the Ferrari Purosangue and dissect the Maserati Grecale. There are also brief discussions of recent viral videos. Next week, expect something special.

Subaru Kills WRX STI, New Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Subaru surprised the world by announcing there would be no next-generation WRX STI, despite rumors and a WRX STI concept that was shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage debuted as the last of its kind, and Audi debuted an electric A6 Avant E-Tron that points towards the future.  Chris Bruce drove the new Honda Civic and offers his thoughts on the experience.

Big Debuts: The Acura Integra and VW ID.Buzz Launch

There are some big debuts this week. Namely, the Acura Integra revives an old nameplate for the brand's new entry-level model. Plus, the VW ID. Buzz and Buzz Cargo give us a vision of a new electric minivan with retro exterior styling and a modern-looking interior.

EV Talk With Kyle Conner: Ford, Rivian, And More

Ford, Stellantis, and Rivian had major EV announcements this week. InsideEVs contributor Kyle Conner joins the program to talk about the news, while offering insight into the many electric vehicles he’s driven recently.

VW ID.Buzz: Everything You Need To Know

Clint Simone joins us to share his experience with the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. We also dig into the new Ford Ranger Raptor and discuss the ways automakers are trying to stop dealers from marking up vehicle prices

The Amazing Car Collection Of Myron Vernis

From classic Porsches to rare Citroens, custom American cars, classic Japanese sports cars, and even a Porsche 914 pickup truck, Myron Vernis has one of the most interesting, eclectic collections of cars in the world. We talk about his collection, car culture, and the unique stories that obscure vehicles often have.

Driving The Land Rover Defender 90 Through The Snow

Motor1.com Managing Editor Brandon Turkus joins us to discuss driving the Land Rover Defender 90 through the snow in Michigan. We also talk about the reports of snow getting through the soft roof of the Ford Bronco. There's a debate about whether the Alfa Romeo Tonale is an attractive vehicle, and we look at some of this year's automotive Super Bowl commercials. We finish with a challenge to find a cheap off-roader for $3,000.

Aston Martin DBX707, Acura NSX Type S

We talk about the 697-horsepower Aston Martin DBX707, followed by an on-track driving experience in the Acura NSX Type S. Special guests Seyth Miersma and Alanis King share their experiences attending the 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

John Frye And His Amazing Automotive Art

We start the show with the debuts of the Toyota Sequoia, Ford Bronco Raptor, BMW X2 Goldplay, And Updated M8. Then, John Frye joins us for an interview about his automotive art. Frye creates gorgeous vehicles that never existed. He shares with us his early inspirations and his process for creating these amazing vehicles.

Discussing Our Favorite Eras Of Automotive Design, From Auburn To Audi

Manufacturers invest millions upon millions of dollars in automotive design, striving to find the right combination of functionality, efficiency, and beauty while keeping with the times. The result is a menagerie of memorable designs through the decades, and we discuss some of our favorites while mentioning a few duds along the way. To cap the discussion, we embark on a cheap car challenge to find cars from our favorite design eras for less than $10,000.

Our Verdict: The best and worst cars we drove in 2021

Clint Simone and Jeff Perez join Rambling About Cars to discuss the best and worst cars they drove in 2021. We also offer a critique of this year's North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year winners. Did the right cars win? It depends on who you ask. We wrap up with a brief preview of the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

Chevy Silverado EV Revealed, Car Debuts Coming In 2022

Chevrolet is starting 2022 with a bang, debuting the 2024 Silverado EV truck in WT and RST trims for CES 2022. The new Chevy Equinox EV and Blazer EV were also teased during the show. It's a prelude to many new vehicles that will debut in 2022; we offer a preview of what's to come with a deeper dive on some hotly anticipated arrivals.

Remembering The Biggest Cars News From 2021

This week we look back at the year's news. This includes the chip shortage, F-150 Lightning, Maverick, and Toyota EV plans.